The Reds are currently occupying eighth position in the English top flight standings, having collected 19 points from 13 games, while the visitors , who have played a game more, are languishing at the 18th spot, with just 12 points to their name.
Liverpool will host Southampton in a Premier League fixture at Anfield on Saturday evening. Both sides were involved in EFL Cup third round fixtures in the mid-week. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 3-2 win over Derby County on penalties on Wednesday, while Southampton got the better of Sheffield Wednesday 1(6)-(5)1 on penalties on the same day. The Reds are currently occupying eighth position in the English top flight standings, having collected 19 points from 13 games, while the visitors , who have played a game more, are languishing at the 18th spot, with just 12 points to their name.
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A youthful Liverpool side edged past League One outfit Derby County on Wednesday night courtesy of Caoimhim Kelleher’s heroics during the penalty shootout. The Reds may have missed twice from 12 yards themselves, but Kelleher kept out three spot-kicks before Harvey Elliott scored a decisive penalty to help Jurgen Klopp’s side advance to the fourth-round of the competition. Prior to that, the Reds defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 away from home in a Premier League match on Sunday. Mohamed Salah netted a first half double to help the Reds register their fifth league-win of the campaign.
Southampton, on the other hand, have recorded just three league-wins thus far. The Poor run of form led to the sacking of head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl and arrival of Nathan Jones. Jones will inherit a group of players in desperate need of some motivation following the 4-1 thrashing suffered against Newcastle last weekend. It was Southampton’s eighth league-defeat of the season. Southampton have scored just one goal in their last five Premier League away games, and a defeat on Saturday would confine the Saints to a place in the drop zone at Christmas for the first time since 2004-05.
Liverpool probable starting lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Salah, Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott, Nunez, Firmino
Southampton probable starting lineup: Bazunu, Lyanco, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, S. Armstrong, Perraud, Aribo, Adams.
|Derby County||0(3)-(2)0 (W)|
|Sheffield Wednesday||1(6)-(5)1 (W)|
|Crystal Palace||1-0 (L)|
|Last 5 match results|
|Southampton 1-2 Liverpool|
|Liverpool 4-0 Southampton|
|Liverpool 2-0 Southampton|
|Southampton 1-0 Liverpool|
|Liverpool 4-0 Southampton|
The Premier League match between Liverpool vs Southampton will take place at Anfield on Saturday at 7:30 pm IST.
For the football fans in India, live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports network, Jio TV and Hotstar VIP. Meanwhile, those in the UK can catch the live action via BBC Radio 5 Live.